New York Trucking

New York D.O.T. Road Condition and Travel Information
New York Motor Truck Association

New York Trucking companies will be happy to see you coming! There are many trucking jobs out of New York, it's a huge state known worldwide largely due to one city, NYC of course. I love the city, but you should see the state if you haven't. Most people have no idea about the diversity The Empire State has to offer. This includes trucking opportunities. A lot of you who are reading from NYC, you have never been out of the city...(lol, yeah I know you...)trucking is a good way out. If you don't go trucking, you still need to explore your state.

So what would a New York trucker haul? Well, it depends largely on where you live to get an ideas of what NY trucking companies will have you delivering and whether it local, regional or OTR.

NY produces good that must go from all over the state to the ports as well as from the state out across the country. Exports include electronics, automobile parts, foods, minerals, computers and cut diamonds. NY also imports large quantities of gold, rough diamonds, oil, natural gas and lumber which has to be hauled.

The economy of NY obvious enjoy huge tourism and retail revenues but it there are many other contributors too.

Farmers grow potatoes, onions, cherries, apples, and many other products. NY lead the country in production of cabbage. Yeah, NY! lol.

Farmers also produce dairy products with the help of the cattle they raise of course. Nursery stock is also plenty.

Companies are manufacturing or producing products such as electric equipment, scientific instruments, machinery and chemical products, garments, furs and railroad equipment, micro chips, photographic and imaging equipment that must all be shipped elsewhere. Publishing and printing is also big in the Empire State. NY has 8.1 million people. The state's economy is 3rd largest in the country after __________________ and ____________________.(Guess: Put it in the facebook comments, first to get both it right will get a free copy of supertrucker Media Info Kit).

New York Truck Stops

Here are the closest places to New York City to park a big truck or get fuel that resemble anything like a truck stop. As you might imagine to find parking in the city is not easy for an outsider. Ask the people you are delivering to or picking up from. (good luck)

It's best to park prior to going into the city on the Turnpike if you have a delivery in the city. If your delivery is past the city, you may want to get through the city and then stop.

Remember NYC was there well before tractor trailers were around.These are places to stop less than 15 mile from the NYC. I called these places on Dec 06 2011 to get information.

Vince Lombardi Service Area I-95N MM 116 Or I-95S MM 115
Ridgefield NJ Plenty of parking if you get there early

Putnam Truck Stop (201) 653-0086 I-95 Ex 16e
565 Tonnele Ave

Alexander Hamilton Service Area I-95S MM 111
Secaucus NJ Plenty of Parking if you get there early

Ultra Truck Auto Plaza (201) 333-0010 I-95E Ex 15
400 Sip Ave
Jersey City NJ No answer when called

New Jersey Truck Stop (973) 344-1314 I-95 Ex 15e
1 S. Hackensack Ave
Kearny NJ Parking for 50 trucks

Tullo Truck Stop (973) 589-5922 I-95 exit 15e
Kearny NJ $12 for 12 hours $24 for 28 hrs 28 overnite spaces

Other NY State Truckstops Listed Here

List of More New Truck Stops

Commercial Driver Local Resources

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New York Trucking

CDL Training


The best route to your CDL depends on your situation.

If there is a community college near you, it may be your best choice.

However, there are many good private schools programs too. Some people will have no choice but attending trucking company training and many of those are good too. Some questions to ask...

  • How long will you have to drive for them to pay off the training?
  • What is the penalty for breaking contract? (If possible, don't break the contract.)
  • How many hours behind the wheel drive time
  • What expenses are you responsible for during training?
  • How much is pay after getting your CDL? Some pay is a set amount and some pay mileage. You just need to know what to expect.

    I just think it is important because most drivers assume they will be getting a regular trucker's salary. Often not true.

Types of Trucking Jobs

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